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A box full of secrets

After being with Penny Dreadful for almost a year, I finally managed to get myself together and write a small "Welcome" to all of you, guys.

First of all I would like to say that Penny for me is not a usual webzine. As you probably already noticed, here everyone of you can communicate with each other, submit reviews, interviews, your thoughts on concerts that you have attended and finally just talk about music that you like.

Penny Dreadful is a freethinking magazine. The music taste of people, who create this website is spread from folk to extreme Metal, so don't be surprised, when you find a review or an article about Emperor next to Motley Crue or New Model Army.

I guess, what unites us is our love to music. The music that brings emotions, makes you think and feel, laugh and cry, dance and grieve.

The world of music reminds of a box full of secrets. With every band, every album, every song it offers you something new. And I really believe that Penny has a key to this box.

Stay with us and see for yourself, how deep this rabbit hole goes.

Enjoy your stay!

Max Thrasher, April 2002


Adrift On Oceans of Sound

Well what can I say?

Gawd, I hate doing this sort of thing!

I guess out of everyone who is a part of the Pennydreadful concept I'm the newbie around here so I better say a quick hello, I'll keep it brief as I very rarely have anything constructive to say.

Pennydreadful is most certainly not your run of the mill music webzine, the team here really does have varied tastes and ideas when it comes to music, but that is what works in your favour. Just because you happen to be a huge 'Heavy Metal Mutha' it doesn't mean that you can't sit back and enjoy other forms of music, it hasn't got to be 'Metal' or 'Punk' or 'Classical', everything has a place at some point in most peoples lives, hasn't it?

I was lucky enough to grow up around parents, especially my mother, who have always had wide and varied musical tastes and to whom music in the house was always more important than that little box in the corner some call T.V, because of this I was always encouraged to explore and enjoy many forms of music and just what emotions and feelings those sounds could stir.

I guess that is the whole point for me, music is like a voyage through un- charted waters and I keep discovering little islands of musical diversity, so if you to are seeking to embark on a journey through unfamiliar musical oceans, book yourself a berth upon the good ship Pennydreadful and spend some time cruising between our islands of musical discovery, who knows you may just get a few nice surprises.

Steve (Nomad), April 2002


But What is A Music With A Soul?

It has been said that generally music is the "language of the soul", the "language of the angels", the "universal language" and other poetic descriptions like that.. BUT.. Are they still valid in their wholeness? I shudder to think! Being surrounded by forms of sounds that mainly (and proudly most of the time) serve the flag of money, or cheap thrill, or simply offend good taste, finding Music With A Soul is like searching for a needle in a bloody haysack! Not easy at all! The vast majority of press is serving the same purposes either, thus making things even harder for people interested not only to what the mass media has to offer, but also (if not only) those little musics that make the difference between factory production and artistic inspiration.

Yet.. There will still be this rare breed of people that serve (He)art. And the persons and groups that form this breed must be provided with a medium that will help their voices be heard. Thats what we try to do here. It's not about the big bands, they'll always have the press to support them. It's about everybody that we judge in our imperfection that fit with the mindframe we've created. Our guide is our taste only. We'll deal with stuff that we like, respect and believe in.

Cause, after all, art rhymes with fart.. but do they mean the same?

Margarita "Salamander" Theodorakaki, April 2001





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